Alabama Law Allows Church With Racist Past to Form Police Force

Nicole Rojas
Jun 27, 2019 - 12:02

A new Alabama law is allowing a megachurch with a racist history to create its own police force to protect the church’s sanctuary, seminary, and school campuses. The law will also allow the church to conduct arrests for crimes committed on its grounds. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the law allowing Briarwood Presbyterian Church to “appoint and employ one or more suitable persons to act as police officers to protect the property of the school or academy.” Briarwood Church officials said that it needs its own police force to protect its 4,100 members, as well as 2,000 students and two campuses in neighboring Jefferson and Shelby counties.

Login to continue reading.
Dont Have an account? join now
Lost your password? Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.

One Reply to “Alabama Law Allows Church With Racist Past to Form Police Force”

Leave a Reply

Become a member and join TheNorthStar

Join Over 25, 000 members from all 50 states and 100+ countries to
help build and sustain the most courageous Community of liberation
journalism in the world.

More From The North Star

March on Washington 2020 Live...

March on Washington 2020 Live Blog: Thousands Gather in D.C. to End Police Brutality...Read More

Maria Perez, Nicole Rojas & Micah Schaffer

If Biden’s Big Idea for...

If Biden’s Big Idea for Criminal Justice is to Take Us Back to the Obama Years, We’re All In Trouble....Read More

Shaun King

Why Black People Being...

Why Black People Being Vaccinated At Lower Rates Than White Ones...Read More

Kendi K.

See more articles from Nicole Rojas

Follow Nicole Rojas to see more of their article on TheNorth